In May he gave Portugal their first-ever win at Eurovision, topping both the jury vote and the televote before securing an invitation to The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

And, in the week after his win, Salvador Sobral and his composer sister Luísa have opened their hearts to the public in a candid interview with the Portuguese broadcaster RTP.

Speaking on ‘Luísa e Salvador: A Entrevista’ (Luísa and Salvador: The Interview), Europe’s favourite siblings discussed every step they took from the moment Luísa was invited to write a song for Festival da Canção — the Portuguese national selection — right through to Portugal’s momentous win.

“The secret of the victory was the fact that the song produced some emotion in people,” the “Amar Pelos Dois” singer says. “No one is indifferent. You also have people that hate it, which is completely legitimate.”

Luísa added her two cents: “Well, the secret was having no secret at all. The fact that it was a genuine song was decisive…”

During his week at Eurovision, the EBU pressured Salvador to stop wearing his “SOS Refugees” sweatshirt. But afterwards the UN praised the singer for speaking out and later invited him to become an ambassador for the cause. He politely declined.

“I don’t want to be an activist,” he said. “I am simply a humanist. I don’t know the politics behind the issues.”

Apparently that wasn’t the only problem the Portuguese star had with the organisers of the event.

Ahead of his last rehearsal before the Grand Final, Salvador and Luísa wrote an English version of “Amar Pelos Dois” and intended to sing it during the dress rehearsal — just to keep things interesting. The EBU threatened to disqualify the country if they did.

When talking to our William Lee Adams, Salvador had already stressed the fact that he was rehearsing too much for his taste, something he is not used to as a jazz musician who focuses on spontaneous feelings and improvisation.

While discussing Festival da Canção, Luísa revealed the emotional pangs she felt after her brother, who has been battling medical issues, won the contest.

“I started crying because I thought I had deceived the Portuguese public that voted for us,” she said. “We won and I immediately thought that my brother wouldn’t be able to leave the country for Eurovision.”

Walking down memory lane, Luísa also revealed that there was another song besides “Amar Pelos Dois” on the table but that she and Salvador ultimately decided to send the jazzy ballad that conquered Europe.

For the siblings, everything felt very strange when the televote came through. “No one understood we had won because the Bulgarians were also celebrating,” Luisa said. “When I entered the car in Portugal I started crying, overwhelmed with everything.”

That got to Salvador: “I can’t see my sister crying, so when she started I also did.”

Do you think the EBU was right to threaten disqualification if Salvador rehearsed in English? Or do you think they should be more permissive when it comes to rehearsals? Tell us in the comments section below!

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Matt
Matt
4 years ago

I totally agree with Salvador. We need more things like in Paris, Nice, Manchaster, Stockholm, Brussels. Wait do i need to count more? Lets kill our citizens, yay!

DyGh
DyGh
4 years ago
Reply to  Matt

Are you even human? How can you even say that?? I bet you don’t even live in France, UK, Sweden or Belgium so shut up. Also, if you do live there shut up and move out. You don’t get the point of all this and what’s happening in the world. People like you are all sheep heading the same way because they are scared of something everyone can do, even your white old neighbour who likes to bake cake and play with his or her grand-children. The refugees are no threat or evil, it’s people like you who want to… Read more »

Bart
Bart
4 years ago

I never saw such stupid comments as here in this post. Salvador haters are in their right to do so. Of course the comments are beyond stupid, but if it makes them feel better, let them. But it is even more stupid to care about what they say and to reply to their petty little comments that don’t go beyond the ESC bubble. Don’t belittle yourself guys with those miserable little monkeys with their little miserable lifes.

Francis JJ
Francis JJ
4 years ago

I have neutral attitude to Salvador but I am really happy that he won over Bulgarian cocky rabbit. This emotionally unstable kiddo said he was better than anyone, and he is realistic about it!!! (hahaha), then he burst out crying like 6 month old baby and he started to apologize whole Bulgaria for not winning hahaha. What a spoiled and insanely stupid kid with sick ambitions and HUUUGE EGO. He has also no respect for the contest, he said he would smash trophy in Moscow for views in case of winning. Stupid and cocky rabbit. He has minus IQ and… Read more »

Rhingo
Rhingo
4 years ago
Reply to  Francis JJ

LOL
You are so neutral that it seeps out of your pores! *claps to the convincing lie*

Hada
Hada
4 years ago

I forgot to say:

“For the siblings, everything felt very strange when the televote came through.
“No one understood we had won because the Bulgarians were also celebrating,” Luisa said. “When I entered the car in Portugal I started crying, overwhelmed with everything.”

That got to Salvador: “I can’t see my sister crying, so when she started I also did.” ”

This is so adorable!!!

Hada
Hada
4 years ago

This is not a very good title, it makes it sound like Salvador same some explosive declarations when he was just sharing a trivial anecdote.

I also love how he just drops that he and Luísa made an English version of the song and we have no way of hearing it… come on, Sal and Luísa!

Education Sentimentale
Education Sentimentale
4 years ago

Lovely read! As for being disqualified for singing English: He didn’t, so he wasn’t. The “threat” isn’t a horrible injustice, and clearly NOBODY — including Salvador — said so or even COMPLAINED in the slightest. Case closed. I thought. Now please somebody explain to me how this makes Salvador a large-egoed “diva”, “a spoiled kid”, an “ungraceful winner” or how this justifies the even more tasteless remarks about his personality and health. It’s quite perplexing to see how some here are so easily willing to be outraged by a complete triviality, inventing great drama where there is none, “reading” things… Read more »

molly
molly
4 years ago

I despise those 2 siblings so much, stupid people. Alma and Kasia and Martina exchanged videos to upload on their fb, because they supported each other, and this ogre Salvador makes so big deal that Kristian recorded him. The 2 ogre siblings must go to US to J.Fallon and stay there forever, ogres are no longer wanted in Europe, only if is Shrek, but not 2 ugly ogre siblings.

P.pt
P.pt
4 years ago
Reply to  molly

Keyword: “exchanged” – – mutual agreement, not forced engagement with a camera crew.

Diogo
Diogo
4 years ago
Reply to  molly

You don’t have many friends, do you?

Rhingo
Rhingo
4 years ago
Reply to  molly

What’s that about? Can you share a source?
I mean for Salvador complaining for being recorded 🙂

Miguel
Miguel
4 years ago
Reply to  molly

Tu si eres un ogro feo reflejado en el espejo de salvador, el ta bien es u genio y no lo ves, porque no tienes genialidad, si no vanalidad y miseria

Mark
Mark
4 years ago

He can’t complain too much about changing too much during the rehearsal. The rehearsals are for everyone, not just the performers.

P.pt
P.pt
4 years ago
Reply to  Mark

He wasn’t complaining

Howard
4 years ago

I always thought the whole point of rehearsals was to try new things out, experiment and improve. Of course, technical and sound issues also need to be ironed out.

Salvador asked if it would be OK to sing in English at one rehearsal just to freshen things up. He was told it was against the rules, and he complied. I seem to remember a similar case with Edyta Gorniak in 1994. She actually did sing in English at the dress, then reverted to Polish for the broadcast.

chanson
chanson
4 years ago
Reply to  Howard

… and to this day, some people in Poland believe that’s why she didn’t win 😉

Btw, the bland English version of that song has absolutely nothing to do with the original Polish lyrics. So no idea why she did that, because it certainly wasn’t to help people understand the song.

Charles
Charles
4 years ago
Reply to  chanson

English or Polish … her stunning vocals aside … that song is for me what most hardcore eurofans love to address as the classic “boring ballad” .. cause for me that song has no emotional impact whatsoever and the fandom around it leaves me bewildered and confused … that 2nd place was way too much for what it deserved. Instead the simplicity and authenticity of Hungary deserved a lot more … at least Salvador’s simplicity and authenticity got its win deservingly. Aren’t people tired of all this recycled-commercial-pop?

chanson
chanson
4 years ago
Reply to  Charles

Well, I for one am not a fan of most ‘shouty female ballads’ and To nie ja is not my favorite Polish entry (that would be Ale jestem from 1997).
I was just pointing out that Edyta’s infamous change from Polish to English makes no sense to someone who understands both languages. That English bit she slipped into her rehearsal really made the song more by-the-numbers sappy than it actually is.

norer
norer
4 years ago
Reply to  chanson

Rehearsals are not for trying to change the song. Some countries are not even accepting revamps, because they voted for one version, and one version only.

jj_a
jj_a
4 years ago

wiwi should make a poll with animals in esc
dustin the turkey 2008, ivan’s wolves 2016, francesco’s ape 2017
salvador is optional

Loin de La Bas
Loin de La Bas
4 years ago

I am laughing at some of y’all haters comments. First of all, Salvador just told what he experienced in Kiev to the interviewer, NOT complaining. So calling him a diva just because he was speaking about that? Absurd but LOL ok. Some of y’all CAN’T even point out that he really WAS complaining (bring the receipts honey!!) Secondly, again some of y’all bitching this shouldn’t be the song winning. LOL LOL LOL then CLEARLY you are minorities honey cause European juries, AND public all favoured him. Winner of the semi and grand final with highest points so he was robbing… Read more »

Moshe Melman
4 years ago

I have several points coverning the Portuguese entry. 1. He did not appear at all in the first week reheraslas and actually Louise replace him. They took a high rescue in that. No matter who is it has hard to substitute a singer that is going to perform in any contest. 2. Language was a barrier people could not understand what he is singing about.It is hard to people to sing in a language they are not familiar witrh. I think only this year Portugal enable the artists to sing in foreign language. The same obstacle exists in usng the… Read more »

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
4 years ago

I feel like this victory is Björkman’s biggest nightmare. He based his hopes for success on plastic pop songs and lifeless, 100% planned performances… and Salvador came and left him BALD! 🙂

Gloria
Gloria
4 years ago

I don’t think this is his nightmare, a real nightmare is a terror attack on ESC or countries fighting. Also the whole planned performances applies to all acts not just Sweden, thats why there is rehearsals to perfect the planned performance on TV. I agree that Robin’s performance wasn’t complete (vocals were average and his ‘dancing’ could’ve been way better) It honestly seemed like he made many mistakes compared to the Semi final performance (cues and all). Otherwise, I do think Sweden will win again but not for at least 5 years. ESC is going in a transition zone now… Read more »

Loin de La Bas
Loin de La Bas
4 years ago

HAHAHA i know what you mean. But I don’t think it was really the worst thing for Bjorkman. Afterall, he was the producer of the whole show and what he did was he uplifted the performance. Based on his interviews with Wiwi, he has so much power on what is going to be on the stage. So, putting Salvador as the only act to sing in the island stage might as well be his idea and if not, he allowed it to happen and it’s a brilliant idea. However, I got your point about Swedish lifeless “planned” performance. Especially this… Read more »

Denis
Denis
4 years ago
Reply to  Loin de La Bas

Nightmare? That’s to assume Salvador’s win will have any impact on the contest. it might have some but doubtful it will have that big of an impact. Some countries will probably send something similar to Salvador next year but most will keep on sending the stuff they have been sending. Next year’s winner will be something opposite; probably up-tempo and in English. People here like to think winners influence the contest more than they but the truth is they don’t. After Conchita everyone thought it would be ballads and focus on songs, instead everybody sent technical numbers. After Måns everybody… Read more »

Ariana
Ariana
4 years ago
Reply to  Denis

But Sergey’s performance was similar to Måns’ the prior year, and he still managed to win the televotes. Remember that people outside of the escbubble only watch this competition once a year. They’ve never seen anything like that in a long time while we see it multiple times.

norer
norer
4 years ago
Reply to  Ariana

Sergey performance had nothing to do with the one of Mans. Nothing. Nobody made any connection between the Sergey wall, and Mans’ baloon boy.
I can’t imagine that anyone can put these two together.
Sergey was like Ani Lorak a little, because they had the same stage director.

Denis
Denis
4 years ago
Reply to  Ariana

No, not similar. Måns did it to illustrate the song, Sergey did it cause he could. Sergey’s performance had nothing to do with the song where as Måns had everything to do with the song.
Sergey also was overtly complicated while Måns kept it pretty simple.
All in the details. Sergey thought he could win because Måns won with projections

Charles
Charles
4 years ago

FINALLY someone had the balls to speak some goddamn truth!!!!

Charles
Charles
4 years ago
Reply to  Charles

If there is any impact that Salvador’s song can have, I hope it’s about the musical choices instead of the same bland recycled pop cause those are constantly there everywhere with no freshness in it … bring in some more credibility to the show, not just another excuse for LGBT pride parade or a debacle of swedish-made songs with no content just recycling money making tunes … besides politics interfering here and there …

Zebb
Zebb
4 years ago

Well, but you can’t expect swedes to work another way, right? That’s how they established themselves in production. And except of EBU footboard it all went perfect with winning song, so they acomplished mission. Talking about their own entry – the bar to keep all programmed was so high that only working-battery like Mans could pull it off on entertaining level. I never liked Mans’ songs but I could see his capabilities to rock anything like he did at EL for example. We’re all glad in the end that swedish production and contest finally will part their ways at least… Read more »

Helene
Helene
4 years ago
Reply to  Zebb

No one in Sweden will cry. We are not happy that other contries use our talents and not always the most talented. Better for everyone to do it their way. By the way it was SVT in Sweden who tried to keep the show simple and closer to the artists in Malmö. The Swedes thought that the Eurovision had gone to technical and wanted to bring back some feeling, warmth and humour. So many misconceptions about Sweden here.

Helene
Helene
4 years ago

Frans was as geniune as Salvador. You are forgetting that Sweden has many talents of different kinds. Björkman is supporting the winner who ever it is.

jerry
jerry
4 years ago

”English version — just to keep things interesting”

It looks like he is very aware of the power of PR and Marketing.
The rehearsals are not for ”keeping things interesting”, but for sound check, each language has different sounds, technical team needed to know exactly how your voice will sound.

P.pt
P.pt
4 years ago
Reply to  jerry

That rehearsal was not for sound check, that had already been done and set.
It had nothing to do with marketing, he just doesn’t like over-rehearsing, so much so that he would often sing it in small different ways, because that is how he performs in his own shows.

Charles
Charles
4 years ago
Reply to  jerry

The way people sarcastically choose to say “Salvador should have not won … I want my Britney Spears plastic pop back in the game … and I am gonna use this to slam that Portuguese entry whose genre of music I have no idea of … cause … I grew up with Hit Me Baby One More Time”. LOL

Education Sentimentale
Education Sentimentale
4 years ago
Reply to  Charles

Congratulations, Charles! Most poignant summery about this whole negativity towards Salvador I have read, yet. Couldn’t agree more.

Aria
Aria
4 years ago

Guys can you change the inset picture of Salvador here……he looks like a monkey in it…. He’s putting Francesco’s gorilla to shame.. ..as if the ESC belting wasn’t enough,he is taking the best monkey award away from Italy too!!

Education Sentimentale
Education Sentimentale
4 years ago
Reply to  Aria

Aria, of course they can change that picture any time.

Shame, you couldn’t change your childish, mean spirited mind even for a second before clicking on “post comment”. It would have saved you from embarrassing yourself.

Vladimir P.
Vladimir P.
4 years ago

It’s incredible how many jealous and bitter people full of hatred call themselves Eurovision fans. The comments here are so toxic that one needs an anti-rabies vaccine after reading the comments.

Vladimir P.
Vladimir P.
4 years ago

@Denis I care

Diego
Diego
4 years ago

We have a winner….. Salvador and Portugal.
Take it

Mia
Mia
4 years ago

Just for Salvador fans, a new version of Amar pelos dois. Sooo Beautiful!!! 🙂 🙂
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ccnN1hjSNo

Denis
Denis
4 years ago

Who the hell cares what this guy thinks anymore?
Outside in the real world he is just as forgotten as the disposable songs he is so fond of criticising.
Was there a need to change language? No, he did it because he could. That’s usually never a good idea!

Vladimir P.
Vladimir P.
4 years ago
Reply to  Denis

@Denis I care

Evan
Evan
4 years ago
Reply to  Vladimir P.

Apparently except me no one cares you care Denis…….

Denis
Denis
4 years ago
Reply to  Denis

Oh Charles, the ” I know music” troll! Unlike you I don’t pretend to know music. Unlike you and your idol Salvador I don’t look down on other people’s taste in music. Music is music, that’s it. Trash music as you call it may not have substance but for millions of people it has a value. And finally unlike you I don’t pretend Salvador’s win is an earth shattering event. Outside the ESC bubble no one remembers it, don’t even think most ESC fans remembers it. Also I don’t go around pretending his win will have a big impact if… Read more »

Tara
Tara
4 years ago
Reply to  Denis

So well articulated, Denis.. Salvador has real social integration issues – he believes he is so special and that he made the whole humanity a big favor to sing this nice, but otherwise very common song. Just for his understanding – In an international song contest, there are rules that everyone respects. All participants are expected to be made aware and adhere to these rules before joining – and this is the responsibility of each country lead to educate their representatives. No other country representative has benefited from special treatment as Salvador did and this was possible grace to EBU… Read more »

Evan
Evan
4 years ago
Reply to  Denis

Denis for president of EBU…….
He has more understanding of what needs to happen in a Song contest than Yawn Ola banned.

Fatima
Fatima
4 years ago

Do you think the EBU was right to threaten disqualification if Salvador rehearsed in English? Yes, the rehearsals weren’t just for him, but for the entire team trying to put together a complicated programme. He hadn’t thought of them, had he P.pt.

P.pt
P.pt
4 years ago
Reply to  Fatima

First of all, he didn’t complain in any way that his request was denied, he was actually praising the work of someone else in the portuguese team.
Secondly, singing in english with the same music in one of the rehearsals wouldn’t in any way interfere with the team responsible for the show. It would only matter to the jury, which had every right to refuse.

Mia
Mia
4 years ago

Perhaps he thought about singing one time in english because everybody was asking him about the meaning of the lyrics. Of course he was not planning to go against the rules. Fortunately, he understood that it was not allowed and did not sing in english. 🙂

PP
PP
4 years ago

Portugal people want Viva La Diva and song Nova Gloria to represent their country. Viva La Diva both time in semi and final won televote, he was 3 rd in I semi and second in final with televote.

PJCC
PJCC
4 years ago
Reply to  PP

I guess it was a good thing that the jury knew what they were doing!!! Cause OBVIOUSLY Salvador was the right choice, both televote and jury agreed in the semifinals and final that he was the winner awarding him the highest amount of points in the Eurovision Song Contest history this far… Can’t argue with that!!

lacrymea
lacrymea
4 years ago
Reply to  PP

Ahahahahahhahahhahahahhahahhahaahahhhahahahhahahahahhahhahahhahahahahhahahahahhahahahahhahahhahahahhahahahhahahahhahahahahhahahahah……………………. That’s my whole comment.

4li3n
4li3n
4 years ago
Reply to  PP

“Portugal people want…”
Are u kidding me? I’m Portuguese, now I’m offended ..
Salvador Sobral didn’t win televote in Portugal because many people thought that it’s not a typical song for Eurovision.

Evan
Evan
4 years ago
Reply to  4li3n

And nova Gloria was??
Portuguese people saw the song is disposable and wanted to dispose it….like it has been now.

4li3n
4li3n
4 years ago
Reply to  Evan

Nova Glória it’s not a slow ballad, and it reminds me something ‘epic’ like Grande Amore and Senhora do Mar and Viva La Diva looks a like karaoke singers.
They were lucky to sing in last in the final and semifinal, this is one of the reasons of their high votes.

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
4 years ago
Reply to  4li3n

I remember when y’all wanted that dreadful song by Pedro Gonçalves just bc it was in English lmao

Tiago S
Tiago S
4 years ago

My first choice was always Amar pelos Dois, so I can’t really understand this generalization. Apparently more people voted in Viva la Diva than in Salvador so I can’t argue with that, but Pedro Goncalves was outvoted by both artists. Another thing to add is that after the first semi final of the NC, Salvador YouTube video had five times more viewings than viva la diva inspite of televotes. Anyway, thank god for juries in this case.

Evan
Evan
4 years ago

That song was worse than Lithuania …..really….I would have run away or walk away….whatever it was!!

NN
NN
4 years ago

Rule is rule, language of song is dertemined on HOD for Eurovision in march, after that you can t change the language. And he is humanist who tell to Greece, Italy, Turkey open border for milions of people from Africa , Asisa and we know that refuges don t want to go to Portugal to live, they want to live in Germany,Austria,Sweden…

Charles
Charles
4 years ago
Reply to  NN

In order to get to Germany and Sweden … they need to pass those Greek and Italian borders … as you know human beings can’t fly or have super powers to teleport from one place to another … but I can always make a drawing of the whole thing for you if you wish. It work for 5th graders.

Jonas
Jonas
4 years ago

Singing in English would essentially make it a different song to the one submitted and approved. I absolutely love Salvador, but he has the rest of his (hopefully long) life to sing in any language he likes. I agree it would have been unfair to let him sing in English, rehearsal or not. I also wonder if this English version is a direct translation of the Portuguese or different lyrics entirely. Rules is rules, kids. Again – I love both Salvador & Luisa and am so happy that they won. P.S. Does anybody know if the “Salvador Sobral” on Twitter… Read more »

P.pt
P.pt
4 years ago
Reply to  Jonas

He wasn’t complaining about the rules.
He has no Twitter account.

Davv
Davv
4 years ago

Does this man have an end to the size of his ego. He acts like a spoiled kid

P.pt
P.pt
4 years ago
Reply to  Davv

How does this story make you say something like that?

D
D
4 years ago
Reply to  P.pt

He acts like a diva….

P.pt
P.pt
4 years ago
Reply to  D

How does this story make you say something like that?

D
D
4 years ago
Reply to  P.pt

How does this story not make say that?

P.pt
P.pt
4 years ago
Reply to  D

Really!? If you are the one making the statement it is up to you to explain how you got there.

Evan
Evan
4 years ago
Reply to  P.pt

Logic and observation

P.pt
P.pt
4 years ago
Reply to  Evan

If there is logic it would be easy for you to explain how him telling those stories would make you say that

Dav
Dav
4 years ago
Reply to  P.pt

Do you enjoy being a troll?

P.pt
P.pt
4 years ago
Reply to  Dav

Being objective and not deviating from the subject is the opposite of being a troll. The same can not be said for those who just love to hate and don’t care about what actually happened.

Charles
Charles
4 years ago
Reply to  Davv

It takes one to know another … mirror-much? Don’t you have a new Rihanna song about Chris Brown to listen to? Or some rubbish Bieber tune to dance to in your bedroom?

Davve
Davve
4 years ago
Reply to  Charles

Grow up

Chicken Kyiv???
Chicken Kyiv???
4 years ago

Bigger diva than Dana!

Evan
Evan
4 years ago

Just reading some of the comments here!!
Such a humble winner… …when calling ESC a circus(wiwibloggs red carpet interview) and other competing songs( disposable sickening music) is considered humble……..

Based on this….i think the user Polegend Gagarina should take lessons on humility from him…..cause she doesnt seem humble enough!!

Hey!!Looks like I just became humble.

P.pt
P.pt
4 years ago
Reply to  Evan

Are you saying that none of the songs would be considered disposable music?
Where did he say that ESC was a circus?

Evan
Evan
4 years ago
Reply to  P.pt

I have already answered that P.pt
In the wiwibloggs red carpet interview!!

P.pt
P.pt
4 years ago
Reply to  Evan

He didn’t say that In the wiwibloggs red carpet interview!!

“Are you saying that none of the songs would be considered disposable music?”

Evan
Evan
4 years ago
Reply to  P.pt

Go see the interview again. That’s the first thing he said .

The winning song has already been disposed off. So your question is irrelevant.

P.pt
P.pt
4 years ago
Reply to  Evan

I don’t know what is your problem but he doesn’t say that in any part of the interview.

He only made it more relevant.

Evan
Evan
4 years ago
Reply to  P.pt

Its on the esckaz interview. Yikes

P.pt
P.pt
4 years ago
Reply to  Evan

Do you understand context?
First he says he was overwhelmed (he had just arrived from the airport, the last one on the red carpet), then he looks around at the rest of the reporters and says he wasn’t expecting that – he wasn’t commenting about the contest he wasn’t commenting what was happening at the red carpet.

Evan
Evan
4 years ago
Reply to  P.pt

The Red Carpet encompassed the ESC spirit……

See sir/ma’am you clearly are a fan of him/his song/both……but I clearly am neither… . and your constant irking is not helping him gain any favours. Is it?? Why bother!!

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
4 years ago
Reply to  Evan

No one cares, my dear. He WON. Learn it, love it, live it.

P.pt
P.pt
4 years ago
Reply to  Evan

What you are saying makes no sense. Having an opinion about a part doesn’t become an opinion about the all thing.
Why do you bother?

Evan
Evan
4 years ago
Reply to  Evan

I will obviously bother about my opinion….. Its you who has no independent opinion other than negating others views without substance…. Say what you have to say as an independent opinion in a separate comment!! Stop replying to peoples’s comments once you see they are not in a mood to listen to you.

P.pt
P.pt
4 years ago
Reply to  Evan

People can show their own independent opinions without having to write isolated comments, it’s a free world in many shapes and sizes, not just the way you like. And in this case it wasn’t even about opinions but about things presented as facts, whose source I questioned, since it was clearly wrong. It seems you simply don’t like being corrected, and when you loose an argument you attack the other person.

Evan
Evan
4 years ago
Reply to  Evan

You said I’m unwilling to accept that people can in fact like the song!! Have you seen me go on a comment appreciating the song and me saying no that’s not possible!! No . Cause I haven’t done that. Its you who is trying to impose your opinion on me . You can totally correct factual errors like you did……but my opinion is correct for me and I’m asking you to try forming your own opinion rather than trying to question mine. Know the meaning of attacking people . I am not questioning your judgement unlike what you have been… Read more »

Evan
Evan
4 years ago
Reply to  Evan

@polegend gagarina

Exactly the issue i have. (almost)No one cares that what song won.
All focus is on the winner.And for me that’s the failure of the concept of ESC.

P.pt
P.pt
4 years ago
Reply to  Evan

@ Evan, how the hell have I tried to impose my opinion on you? I have no problem with you or anyone else not liking the song, that is a normal thing to happen, people have different tastes. But when you basically claim to know how other people feel and think about the song, people like me and others here, you are overstepping. That is you being unwilling to accept that a lot people liked the song, because you don’t accept that millions of people voted because of it, when for months people have been praising the song, singing it,… Read more »

Evan
Evan
4 years ago
Reply to  Evan

See miss I’ve said why I believe what I believe…..you are asking me to not believe in facts or my interpretation of them and listen to your Mumbo-Jumbo instead and then accusing me of being unaccomodative!!
Many places have mentioned how many Jurors who had ranked Portugal’s song below 5 in semi -1 suddenly ranked him 1 in the grand final!! Everyone is prone to influence!! If you don’t want to see then don’t ……don’t falsify what is true.

P.pt
P.pt
4 years ago
Reply to  Evan

@ Evan, you don’t get it, do you? You made an opinion about a group of other people opinions, which includes mine. Worst you stated as a fact that few people praised the song, which is simply not true! The song even won a prize for best composition at the Eurovision, go figure. You keep on giving excuses. Portugal also won the semi-final jury vote by a wide margin, and also won the televote in the semi. The difference in jury votes between the final and semi was only 9 votes, grouping the same countries in common. Second place would… Read more »

Charles
Charles
4 years ago
Reply to  Evan

Your attempt to stand up for disposable pop recycled pop is … reductive! Look it up! #noteanoshade

Evan
Evan
4 years ago
Reply to  Charles

And your attempt to sound all worthless worked. Congrats.

What is good and disposable for you may not be for me!! I find Amar pelos dois more disposable than Hey mamma and Spotify seems to agree. Do not question the opinion of others when they are based on tastes rather than facts.

Evan
Evan
4 years ago
Reply to  Evan

And especially when they are substantiated by facts.

AngieP
AngieP
4 years ago

Of course there’s not need to sing it in English!
Keep it real!
The language made it even more interesting and emotional!

VF
VF
4 years ago

Wow, so much hate for nothing. He was planning on singing in English just for a random non-jury rehearsal, just to relax a bit from all the rehearsals.

Mia
Mia
4 years ago

What a fantastic person, Salvador is 🙂 and what a talent!
Listen and envoy:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERzHhhHuCC4

Ruben Rangel Ramirez
Ruben Rangel Ramirez
4 years ago

What an ungraceful winner. Forget about what anyone else who did not win has said. What a shame tainting portugals only esc.win with even more uncessesary comments. Buffoon!!!

Miguel
Miguel
4 years ago

Comentario patetico, como toda descalificacion gratuita. Esas cosas perjudican a tu higado que es donde se aloja la ira segun le medicina tradicional china

P.pt
P.pt
4 years ago

It is amazing how a simple story where he was actually praising other people, is now being portrayed as ungracefulness.

Rúben
Rúben
4 years ago

I didn’t understand your comment. He wasn’t ungrateful at any time.

Justin K.
Justin K.
4 years ago

Hopefully he’ll get to perform that (and maybe the other song) on one of his tour stops or on TV! The EBU is quite lucky the Sobrals are so blase about the entire thing, cause even though they accommodated Salvador’s condition, it seems they were giving him issues the entire week he was there. If it were just a dress rehearsal (which I’m assuming considering the strictness between the jury/televised final), I don’t see anything wrong with changing the lyrics. We all saw the video of him changing it up (esp. using his ‘trumpet’) during one of the rehearsals and… Read more »

Lawrence R Gibb
Lawrence R Gibb
4 years ago

Nobody should be forced to disclose details of health issues just to satisfy public scepticism, especially not a performer. It’s enough that the EBU accepted the gravity of his situation,. While I’m here, the version of Amar Pelos Dois at Eurovision is not jazz.

Darth Thulhu
Darth Thulhu
4 years ago

I’m OK with the disqualification-if-you-modify threat. Every other country has to commit to a finalized version well before the contest, and stick to that finalized version throughout the contest. No exceptions.

Letting just one of the nations “experiment a little” when juries are already paying attention would not be fair to everyone else, locked in.

P.pt
P.pt
4 years ago
Reply to  Darth Thulhu

I don’t think it was his intention to change the music in anyway for the competition. He only wanted to have some fun and relax during the rehearsals that were mandatory. He told that story to say that people in the portuguese delegation were very patient with him, that they were all a family. He wasn’t disagreeing with rules.

Ern
Ern
4 years ago

I’m glad Portugal (the country) finally won the Eurovision, but this guy is starting to get on my nerves.

His victory speech was rather rude and disrespectful of the other entries.

Plus, what precisely are these “health problems” he has? Is it really a heart transplant he’s waiting for? He didn’t have to say what it is, but he could have at least clarified that “no, it’s not a heart transplant.”

4li3n
4li3n
4 years ago
Reply to  Ern

The tabloid magazines had started to say he had a heart problem, I only believed when RTP said it. Obviously his health condition is not relevant to ESC, it was relevant only for two technical rehearsals.
But Salvador don’t want much drama about it.

Giorgio
Giorgio
4 years ago
Reply to  Ern

sorry but his health problems are no body’s business but his own

jim
jim
4 years ago
Reply to  Ern

Salvador is an annoying diva with no respect for esc and his fellow competitors and i really wish he would be disqualified. At least Kristian was a humble down to earth guy fully committed to the competition with a better song and he truly deserved to win unlike the ungrateful salva-diva

P.pt
P.pt
4 years ago
Reply to  jim

Kristian humble? lol
How do you know he didn’t respect his fellow competitors?

Rúben
Rúben
4 years ago
Reply to  jim

Sorry for beeing so hard, but Kristian is so young yet so fake. He went to visit several competitors to say how much he love them (but with a camara-man behind). If there’s any diva is not salvador.

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
4 years ago
Reply to  jim

There are many adjectives to describe Kristian, and humble ain’t one of them. Maybe try with spoilt.

God-Emperor
God-Emperor
4 years ago
Reply to  jim

Humble? Just no. He’s a complete fake ass prick.

P.pt
P.pt
4 years ago
Reply to  Ern

Why the hell should he have to respond to tabloids?
His speech was a valid criticism of the music industry in general, something that millions of others have said and continue say.

Kevin
Kevin
4 years ago

I think they did the right thing.

Ethan1994
Ethan1994
4 years ago

Well, yes, I do think they were right to threaten that, because rules are rules, regardless of the contestant. I think singing it in English would change the song quite drastically, and if they’ve already decided that they’ll sing it in Portuguese, they have to sing it in Portuguese, especially since the dress-rehearsals are watched by the juries, who make up half of the vote.

Evan
Evan
4 years ago

Aargh!! Yes so was Moldova not allowed to rehearse in French last year
and she didn’t make a fuss out of it
and the Bulgarians were celebrating because for them it was a victory too!!All people with normal IQ got it…..duh!!
Autism doesn’t seem that unlikely now
Ok I’m cranky with the winning song…..Still love and respect to the Siblings.

Lagead
Lagead
4 years ago
Reply to  Evan

They didn’t make a fuss out of it, they only told what had happened. And autism has nothing to do with this, please don’t be disrespective.

Kevin
Kevin
4 years ago
Reply to  Evan

They didn’t make a fuss out of it. They just explained it on portuguese tv. The bulgarian kid made a fuss about loosing , by crying like a little baby on tv, guess he’s the one with a low IQ. get over it, evan trololol.

Ariana
Ariana
4 years ago
Reply to  Kevin

He was crying because he felt like he had disappointed his country by not winning. Double denial doesn’t translate well into English.

Maria
Maria
4 years ago
Reply to  Evan

He didn’t make any fuss out of it. He mentioned it just as an anecdote, to praise RTP’s team for being so supportive of him and doing everything they could to accommodate his artistic extravagances, even if sometimes that could harm Portugal’s chances to do well in the contest. That happened, for example, with the refugee’s shirt and also when he was bored with so many repetitive rehearsals and wanted to play a bit in the dress rehearsal (the one where played the “trumpet”). Of course, he didn’t try to sing an English version during the jury’s rehearsal…

Lola
Lola
4 years ago
Reply to  Evan

The Bulgarian boy made a fuss about not winning by saying his performance and song were better than Portugal and he deserved it much more… The siblings were only explaining what happened.. you know having a “normal” conversation about stuff that happens in life.. in this case at Eurovision

ps : your comment makes it sound that having Autism is bad……..

Evan
Evan
4 years ago
Reply to  Lola

No I didn’t mean it in a disrespectful or insulting way…..just having Autism is not normal way!!

P.S. I am super annoyed with the winning song and people having voted for the singer and not the song and making him win!! Please take my comments with a pinch of salt. I am usually not this cranky.

P.pt
P.pt
4 years ago
Reply to  Evan

Why is it so hard for you to accept that people have different tastes?

Evan
Evan
4 years ago
Reply to  P.pt

It’s not anything I have ever denied.
What are you trying to prove with your constant pestering?

P.pt
P.pt
4 years ago
Reply to  Evan

Actually you are denying by assuming that people voted for the singer and not the song, like you find it impossible for someone to like what was sang.

Evan
Evan
4 years ago
Reply to  P.pt

You can read right!!
See the comment section under any of his videos!!

Compare the number of comments praising the singer and those praising the singer and you’ll know the answer. Just because you decided to wear a cloak of oblivion doesn’t mean the truth has changed.

P.pt
P.pt
4 years ago
Reply to  Evan

So you are complaining because he is too good of a singer? Just because you are cranky doesn’t make you omniscient of millions of people thoughts.

P.pt
P.pt
4 years ago
Reply to  Evan

And by the way there are hundreds of videos out there from people singing that song, many of them don’t even speak portuguese and try to sing in portuguese anyway. While others sing in english, french, etc, or play an instrument.

Evan
Evan
4 years ago
Reply to  P.pt

The thing is rarely people are praising his singing…..most of the praises are for him not his singing/song. Yes I do believe he is a better singer than this song lets him be.

P.pt
P.pt
4 years ago
Reply to  Evan

You should check your omniscient fuse… You are really having a hard time reading what people are saying.

Fatima
Fatima
4 years ago
Reply to  P.pt

And you can put that question to Sobral, P.pt. He was the one dismissing some our favourite songs as “fast food”.

P.pt
P.pt
4 years ago
Reply to  Fatima

First of all he didn’t single out any particular song as “fast-food” music!
Secondly the existence of “fast-food” music is undeniable. He didn’t say that people don’t like it or shouldn’t like it.

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
4 years ago
Reply to  Evan

You’re so stupid and ableist. Get some respect.

P.pt
P.pt
4 years ago
Reply to  Evan

Telling stories is not making a fuss.
They were only trying to explain how they didn’t immediately realize that they had won, because they didn’t know if the announcement was for the winner or the second place and the bulgarian celebration confused them momentarily.

Jo
Jo
4 years ago

EBU and its weird rules. Disqualifying Portugal for singing in English in a rehearsal, but the juries of several countries are totally biased and nothing has been done and they say it’s *perfect*.

Jo
Jo
4 years ago
Reply to  Jo

but it’s interesting, they said in an interview that this song could not be translated, now there’s an English version.

Leo Herlington
Leo Herlington
4 years ago
Reply to  Jo

-.- They didn’t say it can’t be translated. Of course it can be translated – it was translated and it was even posted here, on Wiwibloggs XD what they said is that an English version of the song wouldn’t sound as good as the original. Salvador just tried to sing the English version during the last rehearsal (not the jury rehearsal) before the final for fun!!! Nothing else.

Jo
Jo
4 years ago
Reply to  Leo Herlington

hmm

Branko
Branko
4 years ago
Reply to  Jo

Didn’t Poland in 1994 sing English at Rehearsal, but wasn’t disqualified???

Firestorm
Firestorm
4 years ago
Reply to  Branko

Gorniak was punished by some juries for it who gave her null points because of it. They debated if she should be disqualified for it but a majority voted against it.

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
4 years ago
Reply to  Jo

In 1999 the Norwegian delegation (with Jon Ola Sand at its head) wanted Croatia to be disqualified for using recorded vocals (just some “ooooh”s)… and in 2017 EBU allows none other than Norway to use pre-recorded vocals. I guess as long as the juries favor Scandinavia and Australia, EBU is happy!

Loin de La Bas
Loin de La Bas
4 years ago

Obrigado sweet sweet Bernardo! I saw many interviews of Salvador in Portugal post-winning including the one mentioned but sadly I don’t understand a damn thing. So thank you for pointing out some things they said! Xo